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Itchy Scalp

Itchy scalp or scalp pruritis is when the scalp becomes itchy and flaky due to dryness or other condition affecting the scalp. Some of the common conditions that cause itchy scalp are seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infection, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and head lice.

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I have dandruff for many years, and I cannot help itching my scalp. What can I do to remedy this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had dandruff for many years now, and it always accumulates by itself after a day or two. Also, I cannot help itching my scalp. I always need to itch it or touch my scalp to relieve stress. Sometimes I also scratch my scalp in my sleep and do not know how to stop. What can I do to r...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Dass

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I have read your query, and based on the same, I would advise keeping your scalp clean by following a simple technique of applying oil overnight and washing it in the morning with a mild shampoo. Do not apply shampoo directly over the scalp; dilute it with water and the...  Read Full »

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